Carter Blanchard's mother says for a while, her son didn't want to go to school, ashamed of his rare skin disease.
But everything changed when Carter and his mum flew more than 2,000 miles to meet Rowdy, a dog with the same condition.
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They were both diagnosed in August 2015 with vitiligo, a harmless auto-immune disease that causes a lack of pigment in certain areas of the skin.